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Tips for Using a Water Flosser

Posted on 8/23/2021 by Kevin Nail, DDS
Tips for Using a Water FlosserWe cannot underestimate the importance of flossing your teeth. Most people think about brushing your teeth when they think about preventative dental care. Flossing is equally as important. When it comes to flossing your teeth, it is important to use a good system. Most people are used to traditional floss, but have you considered using a water flosser to remove debris between your teeth?

What is a Water Flosser?

A water flosser is a handheld device that shoots a stream of water at your teeth with enough intensity to clean between your teeth. The water flosser is a great option for people who struggle to use traditional floss. Do you have trouble getting in between your teeth with floss? You might consider a water flosser.

Water Flosser Tips

Just like with any tool, using a water flosser properly will maximize the dental benefits. Make sure to fill your water flosser with lukewarm water. Also, lean over the sink to avoid a mess. Hold the water flosser handle at a 90- degree angle to your teeth before you start to spray them. Focus on the top of your teeth, as well as the gumline. Remember to get the back of your teeth as well. Use the water flosser for a couple minutes and don't forget to empty the water reservoir when you are done. You do not want bacteria to live in the water flosser and frustrate all your efforts.

We Want to Help

If you have questions about brushing or flossing, we would love to answer your questions. Give our office a call today to talk more about your oral hygiene routine. Set up an appointment at the same time for your routine cleaning and exam. We want to help you have and maintain your best smile.


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Houston, TX 77095-2890

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